I have been burning for quite a long time and I have never come across this question, however I have just had someone insure me that to do a good burn to make a data DVD (not video DVD) containing AVI files, you have to have the AVI codecs installed or at least you program must have them.
I find this strange and have never encountered any problems due to this, I have already burnt quit a few avi files without having the codec installed… and without any rereading problems.
Does nero or any other burning software use the codecs to check for errors while burning? How do burning programs check for errors while burning?
Also he claims that nero is not a good burning tool, and that it doesn’t do a good job with UDF discs and that the system it uses is not reliable du to something called something like “Aspis layer”
Any information about this would be nice too as so far I have always sworn by nero, but I used to do the same for norton until I realised how bad it was … !